One night I went to get a recipe out of our cabinet and she saw that my recipe box was a baby wipes container. Perfect size and, at the time, it hadn't been that long that we had been using them for their intended purpose. As I pulled the plastic container filled with all my own (and others) recipes, the wife just stared at me with her eyes wide. Feeling self-conscious I asked her what was wrong and did she need some CPR. She turned to her husband and said, " See, people who just like to cook keep their recipes in just any old thing and don't have a fancy organizer for it. I assured her I had never had one and I was just trying to make do with what was on hand.
Right now, with this web site, this is the first time I've tried to really organize them with my main motive being to have them for my children now that they are coming of adult age, but also to have time-proven recipes that are fairly easy that you guys can use to get into cooking for yourselves.
The baby wipes container finally got a big rip in it and I had to replace it. I wanted something that I could keep on my counter instead of hidden away and one day when I was in one of my favorite stores, it hit me and here is what I've had for many, many years and it sits on the counter. It's not fancy but it does it's job.